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Here's what I've done in the past five years:


University of Toronto: Finalist: Random House Fiction Award (2016) for 
When We People the Land (Book 2: Die Hard Agency Series)

University of Toronto: Finalist: Random House Fiction Award (2017) for
The Last Man in His World

Desire2Learn Innovation Award  (2013) for Fanshawe College Sustainability MOOC.



Working Words: A Business-Based Reader (Nelson Canada, 2003) Amazon

Power Tools for Technical Communication (Nelson Canada, 2006) Amazon

Plus seven other writing textbooks authored or Canadianized

Globe and Mail: There's Never a Simple Answer, January 2015 



University of Toronto Creative Writing Courses:


Digital Storytelling course with STORYCENTER in 2014. Created this video




  • Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor, Ontario (Dean's List)

  • Ontario Graduate Scholar

  • Master of Arts in English Literature from Western University in London, Ontario



Taught writing and coordinated technology program for twenty years at Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Sciences in London, Ontario. Before retiring in 2013 worked on two major projects:


  • Using New Zealand connections, organized a group at Fanshawe College to assist Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in their 2011 entry in the Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC which involved building a sustainable house and transporting it from New Zealand to the US. With Fanshawe’s help, Victoria University came third in the prestigious competition. View

  • At Fanshawe, researched, wrote and taught the first college-level MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in Canada. In 2013, received the Desire2Learn Innovation Award for the work on the MOOC at their conference in Boston, Mass. Read about the MOOC below:


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